The NonStop platform is the acknowledged leader in continuous availability and data integrity. For nearly 30 years, NonStop servers have been the choice of major infrastructure players around the world—from stock exchanges, banks, and telecommunications companies, to leading retailers, travel service providers, Internet companies, and healthcare enterprises.

HP NonStop Integration Stack

NonStop Architectute

In this architecture, workloads are divided among many independent processors to minimize the fault domain should a hardware, system software, or application software failure occur. All critical hardware and software components are designed so that if one component fails, another can immediately take over.

This advanced parallel architecture combines with the high-bandwidth and low-latency advantages of ServerNet interconnect technology to provide systems with exceptional performance, continuous availability, ironclad data integrity, and extensive business flexibility.

The HP NonStop Operating System uses a message-based architecture assisted by ServerNet hardware features to connect from two to 16 independent processors within each high-performance node. An instance of the NonStop Operating System resides in every processor. The NonStop OS implements software fault tolerance, monitors and synchronizes all processors, coordinates resource sharing, and provides access control for all ServerNet-connected devices. Each processor has its own memory and uses ServerNet technology to access I/O devices, other processors, and other HP NonStop servers.

HP Integrity NonStop NS2100 server
Entry-class, high levels of availability and data integrity in a cost-effective commercial server
HP Integrity NonStop NS2200 servers
Excellent price-performance
HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB54000c servers
Industry-leading 24x7 availability, scalability, and data integrity with a high level of performance
Processors supportedIntel® Itanium® processor 9300 seriesIntel Itanium processor 9300 seriesIntel Itanium processor 9300 series
ClusteringExpand-over-IP (does not support ServerNet clustering)Expand-over-IP (does not support ServerNet clustering)NonStop BladeCluster solutionServerNet clustering
Number of processors2 – 42 – 42 – 16 per node
Licensable cores per processor1 (fixed)2 (fixed)2 or 4 (user’s choice)
Maximum number of logical processors per cluster1020 (Expand-over-IP)1020 (Expand-over-IP)4080
Operating systems supportedHP NonStop OS (J-Series)HP NonStop OS (J-Series)HP NonStop OS (J-Series)
Maximum memory (cluster)32 TB32 TB256 TB
ServerNet processor connectivityVersatile I/O (VIO)Versatile I/O BladeSystem ServerNet switches
I/O infrastructureIP CLuster I/o Module (CLIM), Storage CLIM, Telco CLIMIP CLIM, Storage CLIM, Telco CLIMIP CLIM, Storage CLIM, Telco CLIM, I/O Adapter Modular Enclosure (IOAME)
Maximum CLustered I/o Modules (CLIMs)6648
Maximum I/O Adapter Module Enclosure (IOAME) adapters0060
Maximum disk drives2002003248 FC disks with all IOAME-based storage and IP connectivity (no CLIMs)
2300 SAS disks with all CLIM-based storage and IP connectivity (no IOAMEs)
ManagementOSM, HP SIM, HP Insight Control for NonStop, HP NonStop Essentials, Web ViewPoint, ASAP, HP IT Performance SuiteOSM, HP SIM, HP Insight Control for NonStop, HP NonStop Essentials, Web ViewPoint, ASAP, HP IT Performance SuiteOSM, HP SIM, HP Insight Control for NonStop, HP NonStop Essentials, Web ViewPoint, ASAP, HP IT Performance Suite
Rack height (EUA unit)36U and 42U36U and 42U42U
Telco optionsNoneNS2200T: -48V DC (commercial rack) NS2200ST: -48V DC (seismic rack)NB54000c-cg: -48V DC Carrier Grade (seismic rack) NEBS Level 3 Certified

NonStop CME (Telco) Servers

HP Integrity NonStop NS16000CG ServerHP Integrity NonStop NS5000CG and NS5000T ServersHP Integrity NonStop NS3000AC Server
Power-48 VDC-48 VDCAC
ProcessorIntel®
Itanium®
processor
Intel®
Itanium®
processor
Intel®
Itanium®
processor
Processor Configurations2-16 processors per node2-16 processors per node2-4 processors per node
Maximum Memory256 GB128 GB32 GB
Internal Hard DisksSCSI: 144
GB, 72 GB
SCSI: 144
GB, 72 GB
SCSI: 144
GB, 72 GB
ArchitectureSingle-coreSingle-coreSingle-core